Reference: Jump on Board
IN 2023, GO FOR THE RUGBY and "JUMP ON BOARD"
with your hosts Christian and Lisa Blondeau
PROVENCE TO BURGUNDY
17 - 24 September - 8-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CRUISE
All meals with Beverages - Open Bar - all excursions and activities - Fully escorted
Cruising on the Luxury UNIWORLD S.S. CATHERINE
*** OVER 75% OF THE CABINS SOLD ***
Dear Rugby fans and Lovers of France,
The World Cup hosted by France in 2023 provides an exceptional opportunity for France at Leisure to showcase the beauty of France with a bespoke river cruise.
For the ultimate FRANCE 2023 Rugby River Cruise and travel experience, France At Leisure has selected award-winning operator, Uniworld River Cruises, to present an eight-day cruise from Avignon to Lyon on one of Europe’s most luxurious vessels, S.S. Catherine.
I selected awarded UNIWORLD Boutique Cruises for its trusted, reliable services, pure luxury, and, more importantly, its unique style of vessels reflecting FRANCE AT LEISURE's boutique travel speciality in France.
My background and expertise in France, together with UNIWORLD's unique ship designs and luxury style will be an unbeatable unique French travel experience, all in a World Rugby atmosphere.
Your personal host for this unique France 2023 River Cruise
Founder - Director of France at Leisure
FOR MORE DETAILS
THE SHIP - S.S. CATHERINE
YOUR HOSTS - Christian and Lisa Blondeau
INCLUSIONS - Costs and Inclusions
ITINERARY - Avignon to Lyon
CABINS & SUITES DECK PLAN - Click here
RUGBY FANS EMBRACE ‘LUXURY RIVER CRUISE’ FROM PROVENCE TO BURGUNDY.
Christian Blondeau, France at Leisure’s Founder/Director is delighted about the response of Rugby Fans rushing to secure their cabins on this unique luxury Uniworld River Cruise and right in the middle of the best Wallabies 2023 World cup pool matches and hosted by France.
“With only 15 cabins and suites left, we believe with the travellers’ confidence coming back fast that the charter will be sold out in the next few months.”
Christian says “My wife Lisa and I who will be hosting this cruise are offering a meticulously planned itinerary to delight culturally curious travellers and lovers of everything France, on board Uniworld’s luxury Super Ship Catherine”.
This sailing from Provence to Burgundy is a dream come true for lovers of culture, history, haute cuisine, and romance of France. Soak up the ‘Joie de Vivre” that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world. Experience the South of France from Avignon to Lyon, sailing the Rhône and Saône rivers and embarking upon in-depth shore excursions.
During this lifetime opportunity in the middle of a World Rugby atmosphere, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh on a walking tour of Arles and can choose to visit the beautiful and fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pont du Gard, the magnificent 50km-long tri-level bridge that was built in the first century by the Romans. Visit of Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes is also a must.
For the adventurous, there is much to explore by bicycle and boat, notably a kayak ride on the scenic Gardon River in Avignon, hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon.
Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.
Indulge in the richness of regional cuisines as you sail through the heart of this famous wine region in Provence to world-renown Burgundy wineries.
When dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. Learn about the gastronomic history of Lyon as you taste local specialties.
This cruise will give you an authentic view of provincial France, with visits to small villages to introduce you to the local way of life, all in the unrivalled 5* all-inclusive service of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.
With sun-drenched vistas of Burgundy and Provence, paired with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Rugby World Cup™, this itinerary in France is truly ‘sans pareil’!
Your hosts Christian and Lisa Blondeau promise their clients who will join them on board this exclusive France 2023 Rugby River Cruise to experience lifetime memories among like-minded travellers.
For more details contact Christian Blondeau France at Leisure
Your hosts on the cruise
Christian and Lisa Blondeau
NOTE - Our packages and travel services are designed around your Rugby World Cup match tickets or Rugby packages that you purchase from an Official Agent. France at Leisure is a tour operator and experts on France and not affiliated nor a partner to the 2023 World Cup and has no association with the tournament.